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William Ervin Roberson

Mr. William Ervin Roberson passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at Johnson City Medical Center.

Bill was a lifelong East Tennessean and made his home in Jonesborough, TN. He was born in 1924 to William Ervin and Eola Estella Roberson.

He served in the infantry in Europe in WWII and was employed at Tennessee Eastman Company for 36 years.

Bill was a member of Jonesborough United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his son, Brian E. Roberson.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary Nelle Bacon Roberson; his daughter, Ann J. Roberson of Stillwater, OK; his son, Craig B. Roberson of Knoxville TN; his grandchildren Julian H. Green, W. Derek Green, Katherine Roberson Shands, and Laura Roberson Tedesco; four great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted 1:30 pm Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Jonesborough United Methodist Church with Pastor Karen Lane officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:30 pm Saturday prior to the service. Interment services will follow at Monte Vista Burial Park.
Pallbearers will be friends of family.

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Shirley Williams
Marynelle and family. We were sorry to hear about Bill passing but know the two of you must have had a good life together. I guess God knows when to call us home. God Bless you and family.
Mr Roberson, you showed me Coffee Ridge apples and Lost Cove a lifetime ago..... both became mainstays in my life. Godspeed Sir
Jeff Williams
My thoughts and prayers are with your family as you mourn the loss of Bill. I have many fond memories of him as a great dad to Anne, Craig and Brian and as a leader in his church. Heaven's a little better off today.
Grace A. McGee
Dear Mrs. Roberson, I want to express my deepest sympathy for the lost of your husband. I will be out of town on Saturday and unable to attend the service. My thoughts, prayers and meditations will be with you and your family. Sincerely and Blessings, Grace McGee
Nikki & Duncan Pont
We are only on this earth for such a short time and it was lovely to share that time with Bill! I know he loved his family and was a devoted Christian. We will miss him dearly. His journey continues with his Lord and Savior and one day we will rejoice when we meet again in heaven. May the Lord be with you as you heal from his loss. Love to you Nikki and Duncan Pont